Granted Approval for PHPC Stablecoin Pilot

The Philippine fintech landscape is poised for a significant development as, in collaboration with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has received approval to pilot a groundbreaking stablecoin named PHPC (Philippine Peso Coin). This initiative marks a crucial step forward in the realm of digital currencies, particularly in the context of fostering financial inclusion and innovation within the Philippines.

Under the BSP’s Regulatory Sandbox Framework, has been granted the opportunity to test the PHPC stablecoin in a controlled environment. PHPC is designed to be directly pegged 1:1 with the Philippine Peso, ensuring a stable value for users. It is backed by’ cash reserves held in Philippine bank accounts, providing a secure foundation for digital transactions.

The pilot phase, conducted within the regulatory sandbox, aims to evaluate the real-world functionality and potential benefits of PHPC. This includes assessing its suitability for various applications such as domestic and cross-border payments, trading with other virtual assets, hedging against market volatility, and providing collateral and liquidity in decentralized finance (DeFi) applications.

The significance of this pilot extends beyond and the BSP, as it has implications for the broader financial ecosystem in the Philippines. If successful, PHPC has the potential to revolutionize the way financial transactions are conducted, particularly in the remittance market. With the Philippines being one of the world’s largest remittance recipients, the introduction of PHPC could streamline cross-border transactions and reduce costs for overseas Filipino workers.

The timeline for the pilot phase is subject to the BSP’s evaluation, with potential public implementation expected after the sandbox period. aims to leverage its extensive user base and expertise in digital payments to drive the adoption of PHPC, thereby enhancing financial accessibility and efficiency for Filipinos.

It’s worth noting that this initiative aligns with the BSP’s broader efforts to promote digital financial inclusion and innovation while ensuring regulatory compliance and consumer protection. By embracing emerging technologies like stablecoins, the BSP aims to create a dynamic and resilient financial ecosystem that meets the evolving needs of consumers and businesses., with its track record as a regulated crypto firm and its extensive user base of 7 million active wallet users, is well-positioned to spearhead the adoption of PHPC. With licenses as an e-money firm and a virtual currency service provider in the Philippines, has demonstrated its commitment to compliance and regulatory best practices.

As the pilot phase progresses, stakeholders across the fintech industry will be closely monitoring the outcomes and implications of PHPC. If successful, PHPC could pave the way for broader adoption of digital currencies and innovative financial products and services in the Philippines and beyond.

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